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I'm the owner of that particular Bristol 29.9. One thing to keep in mind is that over 1/3 of the 70K is tied up in the new engine and installation. The total also includes virtually every cost, including things like chart books. I thought it might be helpful for others who are trying to ballpark potential costs for doing a complete refit on a boat. We certainly could have done it for less, particularly if we had decided to keep the original Yanmar YSB 12, but we made a conscious decision with every purchase knowing that someday when we sell we won't get anything close to what we've put into it. That's o.k. with us, and at least now we know her inside and out. Whenever we start to have heart palpitations over what we've spent, we tell ourselves that with the exception of the hull and a few other items, everything else is new, and we couldn't buy a new 30 foot boat for anywhere close to that. Hey, whatever lets us sleep at night, right?

We only work on her during the offseason here in Connecticut, sailing during the summer. The plan was to continue working at our jobs before retiring and leaving this fall (I'm 49, Mr. cthoops is 58). Mr. cthoops had to unexpectedly stop working early when he almost died over the Christmas holidays and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. We thought the dream would be on hold indefinitely, but fortunately he is steadily improving and we have a very understanding cardiologist who has said that if he continues to do well this summer, we should leave this fall anyway. Now we're even more glad that we decided to stick with a smaller boat, because I can easily single hand her if needed. We are looking forward to cutting the dock lines on September 6th barring any health setbacks. Fingers crossed.
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Yeah they are talking about doing some Arctic sailing. Personally only ice I want to see is in a boat drink glass.
Maybe they are running out of "paradise" after all these years. Developing a case of "Cruise Blues".
Seems they simply like to be off the beaten path, which is no doubt why I watch. They laid the boat up in Grenada for this entire coming hurricane season, but mentioned there are some out of the way places in the Caribbean they may visit next winter, having mentioned Haiti and Cuba among them.

Since Karen joined in New Zealand, she never saw the South Pacific, so they also mentioned redoing that for her. Although, rather than transit the Panama Canal, they talked about going south around the Horn and spending time in Patagonia. Then the Pacific, and up the East Coast of Asia. Perhaps along that route, they'll get the expedition boat. If not for the Horn, then for the Northern Arctic. Seems a long, long way off.


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They had put the old boat up on the hard and had flown back to Australia almost out of funds and were about to go belly up so were seeking jobs to get money saved up to start again when they got the offer is what I recall from the piece they did explaining how/why they got the new boat and were able to afford it. Are you saying that was just fake drama?

Its a 5 year 2 fifteen minute videos a month deal.
Not the way I remember it. The old LaVag went up for sale on the hard, after they made the deal for the Outremer. They were bringing in some good Patreon/Youtube revenue by then, which is what attracted Outremer to make a deal for the exposure. As I recall, they are technically leasing the new boat from Outremer, in exchange for some undisclosed portion of their video proceeds.


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I was wondering where these numbers come from. Not disputing them, just wondering how you arrived at them. That's some pretty nice coin.
You can either lookup their Patreon page or another site, called Graphtreon, shows both current and historic volumes and dollars.

The only issue with both is they don't disclose which subscribers have limited their monthly contributions. IOW, you may pledge $5 per vid, but have a $10 monthly limit, so you can't get hit every day. Therefore, you can't necessarily multiply the per vid amount by the total number of vids they make. Nevertheless, it's real money.


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So the attainable boat is only attainable to a portion of the 4.3% and therefore not really attainable except to a very select few. I thought the figures from the 2018 US Wage Report made it pretty evident that the $95,000 boat really was not attainable by very many people. Perhaps that is why so many are giving them away for a $1 or just walking away and letting them sink at the mooring.
Nobody is giving away $95,000 boats for $1. The vast majority of $1 boats have negative value. Inexperienced newbs, like the original subjects of this thread, may think they’re getting a $95,000 boat for $1, but they’re not, as they will learn when they inevitably run out of money and abandon their boat. They may wish they didn’t leave an electronic trail on YouTube.

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Seems they simply like to be off the beaten path, which is no doubt why I watch. They laid the boat up in Grenada for this entire coming hurricane season, but mentioned there are some out of the way places in the Caribbean they may visit next winter, having mentioned Haiti and Cuba among them.

Since Karen joined in New Zealand, she never saw the South Pacific, so they also mentioned redoing that for her. Although, rather than transit the Panama Canal, they talked about going south around the Horn and spending time in Patagonia. Then the Pacific, and up the East Coast of Asia. Perhaps along that route, they'll get the expedition boat. If not for the Horn, then for the Northern Arctic. Seems a long, long way off.
It's interesting that they do take a break from being on the boat from time to time. Something that those who are in the dream planing mode might want to make note of. I actually like putting the boat to bed every winter and enjoy the spring outfitting routine. I use the winter to think about projects I want to do on board in the spring. I've noticed that since I've done a lot of cruising in my local waters I feel no need to hurry getting the boat launched these days. There is no place I need to see with my boat. Of course the cold wet spring might have had something to do with it too.
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They have a youtube channel. The last 2 minutes of this have some interesting content.


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They have a youtube channel. The last 2 minutes of this have some interesting content.....
Self-exploitative youtube drama syndrome.
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It's interesting that they do take a break from being on the boat from time to time.....
Strikes me that this will be their longest. They also talked about a 6 months aboard, 3 months ashore as a long term program. Interesting. One has to wonder if either of the brothers ties the knot or has a kid, or both. That would change the game.
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The YouTube vid income still amazes me. SLV was in a real slump, after getting the new Outremer, but have begun to grow again. They’re at $11k per vid. No way they were running short of funds, prior to the new boat. SVDelos is now in the lead, among sailing vids, at $14k per vid. In their last Q&A, they flirted with the idea of building a customer expedition boat. Wow.
I'm sorry, but I guess I just don't understand Youtube. How does anyone get that kind of money from posting a video on there?
It's not something I want to do, but I'm curious.

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